Home » Academics » Time is a Fickle Thing

Time is a Fickle Thing


Rani Banjarian

It really is. Waiting until you slip into a comfortable pace of undulating routine, it creeps up, unbeknownst to you, and assaults you with all its might, leaving you dazed and confused, so much so that you can’t wonder what has happened, and all you can do is lament the fact that as soon as it bit you, it was gone. And so it has been with this semester.

Just yesterday I was in Bowling Green, Kentucky, whiling away the night playing good music with better company. Insurmountable is my distress, looking back now and realizing that between then and now, I attended a Major Lazer concert (unmanageably wild – won’t happen again anytime soon), performed with an a cappella group from Yale (Check them out!), performed again at the ICCA South Semifinals, performed yet again with Vanderbilt Off-Broadway, caught up on all those wonderful 8 am classes that have been hounding me from behind that screen I’d propped up at the back of my mind (hurray for acing that multivariable calculus test!), began pledging for Delta Tau Delta and am currently in the process of preparing for the Melodores’ upcoming spring concert. That’s an assault if ever I saw one.

Did I forget to mention that we went on formal to a remote cabin in Gatlinburg?

I won’t spend any time prattling on about how life-changing each of these experience has been. I’m not saying that they weren’t – who gets to play Hanschen in Spring Awakening and not have at least some part of him changed forever?!

Things got a bit crazy backstage on opening night of Spring Awakening. I learned I am fundamentally inept at taking mirror selfies.

All I’m saying is that I should stop expecting to find remarkableness in such things, only because I know that I will, for the next three years, perpetually push myself and strive to do better and serve in the creation of wonderful things. I only have three years left now, after all, and how big of a waste will it have been not to look back, three years from now, and substantiate that I had done my utmost, and left nothing to chance? Vanderbilt is a wonderful place in that it encourages you to explore any aspect of your personal existence you feel needs a little more poking and probing – not something I’m used to. But I can get used to it.


Back Home   

we're talking about

a cappella Academics activities admissions alpha chi omega Alternative Spring Break Alumni Alumni Lawn AOII ASB athenian sing Athletics AXLE Baking BCM Big Brothers Big Sisters biology blair Blair School of Music Blogging Books Branscomb break brevard Bridgestone arena Cafe Coco caitlyn's catch-ups California campus catch-up chronicles cello Centennial Park Chicago child development choosing a major choosing Vanderbilt christmas Circuits class Class of 2017 Classes Club Soccer Club Sports coffee Cognitive Studies College College Life college of arts and science college sports Commencement Commodore Cruise Commodore Quake commodores commons community concert Concerts Cooking Country Music dance derby days Dining Dinner Diversity downtown downtown nashville Economics ed sheeran Edinburgh End of Semester end of the semester engineering exam exams exploring Extracurriculars fall Fall Break family family weekend fido finals finals week First Year five days of harry Florida food football franklin fraternity free food french freshman Freshman Life Freshman Year Freshmen friends fun GEO graduation Greek Life Grins Halloween Harry Potter Health Care hillsboro Hillsboro Village HOD holidays home homecoming Housing Human and Organizational Development Ice Cream IFSA-Butler Inside Dores International International Student internship internships Intramurals james franklin Jeni's job Jobs Kentucky Libraries library list London major managerial studies math Mayfield MCAT meal plan Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics medical school Megabus melodores memories MHS MOSAIC Move Crew Move-In movies Music Music City Music on Campus Nashville Nashville Predators Nashville sports Nashville Symphony Nationals nature neuroscience OACS off campus on campus events on-campus opportunities Orchestra original cast Packing parent's weekend Parking Peabody performance Performances philosophy physics poetry Poland pre-med procrastination professor professors rand Reading Rec Center Registration relaxing Religious Life research retreat Rites of Spring Rome roommate ROTC Running rush Schedule School school spirit Scotland sec Semester senior Senior Year Service shopping sick sigma phi lambda sleep snow soccer social life sororities sorority South Africa speakers sports Spring Spring Break Spring Semester stress Student Life student organizations Study Study Abroad Study Break studying Summer Summer Break Sweet Cece's Taste of Nashville Taylor Swift Tennessee Textbooks thanksgiving Thanksgiving Break The Music Group theatre tour guide towers tpac training travel ultimate frisbee undergraduate research University College London University of Edinburgh vacation Vanderbilt vanderbilt athletics vanderbilt football vanderbilt medical center Vanderbilt Programming Board Vanderbilt University Theatre Vandy Victory A cappella volunteer VPB vsg VSVS VUcept VUT Weather weekend Why Vanderbilt Wilderness Skills WilSkills winter winter break work Writing YES Zanzibar

ALL TOPICS »

Recent Posts

Browse by Month

VIEW ARCHIVES »